Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label

Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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750ML / 14.2% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Limited production wines by mother-and-daughter duo Rickey Trombetta Stancliff and Erica Stancliff. Clones of Pinot Noir are selected that exemplify the rich minerality, soils and cool weather of the Sonoma Coast, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine, enhancing every meal. Each and every bottle has been hand harvested and hand produced.

Juicy blackberry, dark fruit, earthy aromatics. Lush, silky fruit on the palate, finishes with a structured and lingering finish with notes of cooking spices and berry cobbler.

Critical Acclaim

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TP 93
Tasting Panel
Gap's Crown is one of the vineyard jewels of Sonoma County. Aromatic and lush nose; spicy, ripe cherry and concentrated flavors.
JS 92
James Suckling
Lots of strawberry and cherry aromas with hints of bark and wet earth. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Black pepper undertone.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Sizable tannins and oak make for a full-bodied experience that comes off closed and tight at first, the wine needing some time in the glass to unwind. With patience, it unpeels layers of soft, floral aromas and quiet notions of raspberry and strawberry.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale ruby with a hint of purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard has a wonderful intensity of crushed red currants and cranberry scents with hints of underbrush, lavender and mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied and packed with vibrant red berry and earth-inspired flavors, it has a solid backbone of fine tannins and great length.
Rating: 91+
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Trombetta, California
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Trombetta Family Wines is based in Forestville, California, in the heart of the cool-climate Petaluma Gap sub-region of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The wines are produced by the dynamic mother/daughter team of Rickey Trombetta Stancliff and Erica Stancliff.

Since their debut with the 2010 vintage, the Trombetta bottlings exhibit the vintners’ unmistakable emphasis on making wines to accompany food. The label sprang from a serious passion with home gardening that merged with some inspired home-winemaking efforts, the winery’s focus is on producing balanced wines that reflect their vineyard source and that perfectly accompany food.

The Trombetta wines show well upon release, but we recommend cellaring our releases for a year or two, just to give them a little time to evolve further.

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A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.

Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.

The Sonoma Coast is highly regarded for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and, increasingly, cool-climate Syrah. The wines have high acidity, moderate alcohol, firm tannin, and balanced ripeness.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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